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Florida man and woman set home on fire after being evicted

Miami-Dade Corrections
Miami-Dade Corrections

HIALEAH, FL– 

Authorities have arrested a man who reportedly set a house on fire after he got evicted. 

The incident occurred on June 18th at a home on 6045 W. 10th Ave.

During the investigation authorities found surveillance video showing a man and a woman arriving at the home, and smoke coming from the home shortly after they left. 

The homeowner also told police that they evicted Bret Berlant and his roommate, Jennifer Thompson, from the house after they stopped paying rent. Thompson, however, threatened that she would burn down the house if they were evicted. 

 Berlant was located and taken into custody on Wednesday. 

He is facing a charge of first-degree arson.

Thompson is said to be still on the run.